Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
235Higgins (1923) DESPISEDESPISEDESPISE: Both palms outward to one side, thumb tips holding middle tips, middles released and face averted. (Detest) (Contempt) (Scorn).44hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=235&refid=higgins1923
107Long (1918) DESPISEDISLIKEDISLIKE: Extend the hands up partly at one side, with middle finger held back by the thumb, the other fingers extended and pointing outward; suddenly shoot off the middle finger as in shooting a marble or the game of crokinole. This sign is more for "despise." "Dislike" is also made by sign for "like" followed by "not." IV,46.24hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=107&refid=long1918
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